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Baltimore and the dynamic of racial déjà vu

“It is one measure of the depth and insidiousness of American racism that the nation ignores the rage of the rejected until it explodes ... The wonder is that here have been so few riots, that [black Americans] generally are ...

Employment nightmare in Baltimore ‘hood

What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore and then run? Does it stink like rotten meat? Or crust and sugar over like a syrupy sweet Maybe ...

Thug’ is in the eye of the beholder, discouragement in the heart of men

A small section of Baltimore, no more than four to six blocks on the city’s west side, experienced looting and property destruction after the funeral of Freddie Gray, the young man whose spine was mysteriously crushed after being taken into ...

Support goes both ways

Why should a candidate reach out to the African American community when voting records indicate that – out of over 40,000 eligible voters in each district – District 3 has 43,608, District 4 has 44,993, District 7 has 40,529 and ...

The long life, legacy of Stanley Marcus

If he were still alive, Harold “Stanley” Marcus would have celebrated his 110th birthday on April 20. When most people think of him, they recall the many years that he served as president and chairman of the board of Neiman ...

Clamoring to enter housing’s poor door on the Upper West Side

More than 88,000 people have applied to enter the poor door at a new luxury condominium tower on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Only one in 1,600 will win the lottery to live there.

A shocking observation about African Americans

America leads the world in shocks. Those immortal words were spoken by the late Gil Scott-Heron during the Nixon Watergate era. Forty years later, Black people lead the world in shocks.

Black women killed by police are ignored

You know their names, Eric Garner, Michael Brown and Tamir Rice, because these African American men were unarmed and killed by law enforcement officers.

Michael Eric Dyson vs. Cornel West

It’s the academic version of the world heavyweight championship boxing matches between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier in Zaire labeled “The Rumble in the Jungle” and the Philippine’s “Thriller in Manila.” Whatever label you attach to it, the public feud ...

Who can we turn to politically? Where is destiny leading us now?

“Who can I turn to, when nobody needs me? My heart wants to know, and so I must go where destiny leads me.”

Thank God for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches

Kaylyn Sigman is a high school senior with big plans. A star soccer player from a poor rural Appalachian Ohio community who loves calculus and creative writing, she’s college bound this fall and dreams of becoming a middle school special ...

Reflection of life: The state of on-screen diversity

She was never able, after her education in the movies, to look at a face and not assign it some category in the scale of absolute beauty, and the scale was one she absorbed in full from the silver screen. ...

Proof the Supreme Court got it wrong in Shelby

When the Supreme Court gutted a key provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act nearly two years ago in Shelby County v. Holder, many of us suspected that Chief Justice John Roberts in particular was distorting the severity of voting ...

Early childhood education is critical

Early childhood education is of critical importance to the future of our children, and our nation. Children who experience seamless and comprehensive services from birth until age 5 are more likely to enter kindergarten prepared for success with a strong ...

WeVote and Arrive with 5

In the joint election on May 14, 2011, Vonciel Jones Hill, Dwayne Caraway, Carolyn Davis and Tennell Adkins each won their respective seats on the Dallas City Council with less than 3,000 votes each.